Miscourse is an instructional guide to the misappropriation of the public discourse to propagate a particular narrative, specificially the use of carefully tailored language to say one thing while subtly meaning another.
Throughout the instructional guide, six specific linguistic devices are identified and described in detail. The reader is given instructions on how to employ each device and use it effectively. A number of quotes from prominent public officials are analyzed in their use of miscourse and graded accordingly against their effectiveness.
Designed with the guidance of Bethany Johns and Paul Soulellis at Rhode Island School of Design, as part of Graduate Studio 1 in Fall 2017.